The discovery of child pornography on an Ohio white male's cellphone led to evidence that he sexually abused a 2-year-old girl in Jay County, authorities said.
Richard Matthew Yount, 29, of Greenville, is charged in Jay Circuit Court with two counts of child molesting, a Level 1 felony carrying up to 40 years in prison, and one count of child exploitation, a Level 5 felony with a maximum six-year sentence.
According to court documents, investigators with the Jay County Sheriff's Department learned in late March from Greenville Police Chief Eric Roberts of an apparent Jay County connection to an ongoing investigation of Yount.
A female acquaintance told Greenville authorities she had found multiple images of child pornography — showing young children engaged in sex acts, some with adults — on the white pedophile's cellphone.
During interviews with both Greenville and Jay County authorities, the white brute reportedly acknowledged he was addicted to child porn.
Asked about a photo that investigators had found of a partially undressed child, the diabolical child rapist admitted she was of the daughter of a friend, and that he had repeatedly sexually abused the girl.
Authorities allege those assaults took place in 2019, when the victim would have been 2 years old.
Yount — and the victim's mother, when shown the image of her daughter — said the photo had been taken at an eastern Jay County home.
The shameless pedophile reportedly said he had raped the child both in Jay County and in Greenville.
According to an affidavit, a physician who examined the child said they observed evidence of sexual abuse.
The pale monster continued to be held Saturday in the Jay County jail in Portland.